A look back at a former U.S. ally

Osama bin Laden in 1993.  Click to enlarge.

Osama bin Laden in 1993.  Double click to enlarge.

Some time after this interview, the Clinton administration and other governments pressured Sudan to expel Osama bin Laden as a terrorist.

Osama then relocated to Afghanistan, and the rest is history.

Robert Fisk is still reporting from the Middle East.  Click on The Independent for recent reporting and commentary.

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[Added later]  A look at another former U.S. ally below.

rumsfeld-saddam

At the time of Rumseld’s visit, the governments of the United States and Iraq had a common enemy in Iran.

It is an illustration of the old principle, The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.

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4 Responses to “A look back at a former U.S. ally”

  1. djgarcia94 Says:

    Its chilling seeing old articles like this one. Almost as crazy as the photo of Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam. Good find.

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